Nebraska Reserve Series Melange a Trois
From Nebraska Brewing – Previously known as Chardonnay Blonde. Our first beer in the Reserve Series, Melange A Trois begins with a wonderfully big Strong Belgian-Style Blonde Ale and moves into the extraordinary category through an additional 6 month French Oak Chardonnay Wine Barrel maturation. The essence of Chardonnay permeates while a subtle sweetness remains from the Ale itself. Oak tannins combine to create a fascinating mesh of dry, sweet, and wine-like character. One of our favorites!
Nebraska Brewing – Nebraska Reserve Series Melange a Trios – 750 ml bottle poured into a goblet. 10.2% abv. From online trade.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark gold with a fluffy head that subsides to a thin yet dense cap. A few visible pieces of yeast sediment float around the goblet.
Aroma: Faint white wine, vanilla, fruit, funky sour yeast.
Taste: A sharp vanilla tannic oak note to start, a white wine bite on the front of the tongue. Spices, banana and euro hops. Has a great subtle sour note that weaves in and out through the entire session.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with average carbonation.
Overall: I was blown away by this beer. Very well done, very complex, super tasty.